Allison Seriani

January 8, 2020
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New Discoveries About Alcoholism’s Origins in the Brain

Scientists have attempted to understand the origins of alcoholism and addiction within the brain, and one new study has linked a brainstem circuit with compulsive alcohol abuse. There may be more causes for alcoholism within the brain than previously thought.
January 6, 2020
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Is the Co-Responder Model Working in Massachusetts?

Mental illness is not a crime, which is why many communities are developing co-responder programs to help individuals in need. Massachusetts has started utilizing a co-responder model for communities in the state, but how effective is offering mental health assistance over incarceration for actions?
December 19, 2019
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The Rise of Meth in Mass

There’s a growing problem of meth addiction in Massachusetts and this rising trend is dangerous for users and communities. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts analyzes this rising trend of meth use and shares tips for curbing the growth of meth use statewide.
December 19, 2019

How to Tell if a Loved One is Doctor Shopping

When a person visits multiple doctors or healthcare professionals to try to obtain more prescription drugs than recommended, they are doctor shopping. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts is sharing common signs of doctor shopping and what to do if your loved one is abusing prescription drugs or opioids.
December 13, 2019
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Kindergarten Heroin Arrest in Massachusetts

A Holyoke kindergartener allegedly brought heroin to his school’s classroom saying the drugs made him feel like “Spiderman.” The child’s father was arrested, but the story about this heroin arrest in Massachusetts doesn’t stop there. Learn about what happened here.
December 13, 2019
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The Truth about Marijuana Addiction

As states continue legalizing marijuana, many people are wondering if weed is addictive. Yes, marijuana can be addictive, and people can form marijuana dependence. Learn more about signs of marijuana addiction and how to treat it.
November 18, 2019

Finding Sober Parties in Massachusetts for New Year’s Eve

Ready for a sober New Year’s Eve? Check out these tips on finding sober parties in Massachusetts for New Year’s Eve so you can ring in 2020 with sobriety in hand.
November 18, 2019
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Discussing Addiction on Sesame Street

Sesame Street has historically tackled tough topics in a way kids can understand and feel supported. A recent episode did just that with the opioid epidemic by introducing a character whose mother struggles with addiction. The show is helping children of addicted parents feel supported and loved.
October 21, 2019
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Hepatitis C Cases Are On the Rise in Massachusetts

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hep C virus that can be spread through needles by IV drug users. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts explores HCV in Massachusetts along with the strong connection between using IV drug use and Hep C.
October 21, 2019
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Energy Drink Addictions – Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do

Energy drinks may do more than put a pep in your step. Energy drink addiction is a health concern with real consequences. Learn the signs of energy drink addiction and what you can do to kick the habit from Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts.
September 19, 2017

Meet the Banyan Team – Kahlia Bersson

We take pride in having the kindest, most experienced, and genuine team members at Banyan Treatment Center. We'd like to take the time to introduce you to some of our awesome employees! This week we'l introduce you to our Clinical Director, Kahlia Bersson who oversees all clinical staff at our beautiful Boca Raton based detox facility.
March 10, 2017

Brandon Novak: I was Deemed “Unfixable”

Years of being a professional skateboarder turned prankster lead to a destructive path down the road of addiction. Brandon Novak is leading an extremely interesting life to say the least. He sat down at Banyan Treatment Center and told us about his youth, his path to destruction, his battle with addiction, how he got sober, the rewards of recovery, and his introduction to Banyan.
May 8, 2014

6 People You Didn’t Know were in Recovery

We’ve all seen the headlines, “The Downward Spiral of So and So” or “So and So Fell Off The Wagon”. The media loves (and I mean loves) to announce to the public when celebrities are not doing so well, but you do not hear as many stories of celebrities triumphing their battles with addiction.